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's crisis moved from kiev to crimea. russia is preparing for a military intervention and ukraine's interim government has started to mobilise troops and has called up reservists. diplomats met for a special session on saturday. the u.s. is calling on the u.n. to send observers. president obama called the russian vladimir putin asking him to pull back the troops but russia is not bundling. jennifer glasse has more of that storey from crimea. >> jubilation, "the russians are coming." as moscow endorsed the use of force, ethnic russians took to the streets, like ena and her family. supporting the russian flag. they are her protectors. they are just here to guarantee safety. >> beneath the statue of communist leader lenin russian and soviet military flags. the bond was close. crimea was part of the russia until 1954. they have a pro-russian prime minister, who moved to take control. >> translation: i have decided to temporarily take command of all national forces - the interior ministry, armed force, navy. all supports take orders from me only. those with trouble, resign. >> translation: it's
secretary of state john kerry leaves for ukraine to meet with leaders in kiev. yesterday kerry called on putin to pull back. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation of its u.n. obligations. russia is in violation of its obligations under the u.s. charter. >> this morning there are reports of russian naval movements in the black sea. charlie d'agata is in the capital of kiev. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: we've just returned from the parliament. good morning, anne-marie. we just returned from ukrainian parliament where defense ministers are trying to find out if anything can be done with russia's military intervention in cry meara and further involvement along the eastern border. we learned this morning ukrainian border guards have reported a buildup of russian guards along the border. there's been a buildup of russian warships on the move also. crimean -- excuse me ukrainian forces trying to reinforce that border, they
kerry, pass by. what are people in kiev, in ukraine, hoping to hear from the secretary of state when he speaks a few minutes from now? >> reporter: i have been in independence square for the past few days where there are these very emotional scenes with people laying flowers on the barricades. there were battles between the protesters and the police. it has become a memorial to the people that died mainly shot by snipers. you can see people still laying flowers into the evening. very important for the people of this part of ukraine at least that john kerry was seen here in independence square paying his respects to the people that lost their lives here, sort of laying a memorial to them as well. they are looking for him now to take strong action to put whatever diplomatic, financial, and political pressure he can on russia, along with his allies in the international community, to pull back from their position in ukraine. what exactly those levers are, remains unclear for the moment. what's been announced coinciding with john kerry's visit but the u.s. is $1 billion in a credit line, cre
in ukraine. a staboff continues in the crimea region and now a top u.s. official is headed to kiev. >>> hundred of arrests outside the >>> there have been some fast moving developments in the ukraine. john kerry will travel to kiev to meet with officials. the prime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster. russia continues on move troops into the crimean region. earlier today, kerry said vladimir putin had nothing to gain and everything to lose by staying the course. >> russia is going to lose. the russian people are going to lose. he will lose all the glow that came out of the olympics. his $60 billion extravaganza. he is not going to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8. >> late today president putin accepted a dialogue. meanwhile about 40 people were arrested there. >>> it started peacefully but ended with several arrests. a group of mostly college students participated in a march today to protest the proposed key stone oil pipeline. they marched from georgetown university all the way to the white house. police moved in and arrested a couple hundred o
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. >> ukraine's parliament perhaps to approve a new government. we'll be live in kiev. >> security in ukraine is a major challenge. armed men are reported to have taken over buildings in the crimea region. this is al jazeera, live from doha >> also ahead - 175 rebels killed in an army ambush n one of the bloodiest incidents in syria's 3-year long conflict. >> qantas plans to
that the regime in the ukraine, in kiev was going to force -- was going to rebuff europe and instead cast its lot with russia. that's what produced this dynamic. we're all playing catchup, the people -- the real actors here, the people who have moved the story are the people of ukraine. and the people of ukraine particularly young people, particularly people in the west seem to say we want a future that is outside of the shadow of russian domination. that has produced a kind of complicated set of facts on the ground. it's a complicated situation, but surely the way to respond to that is not to send in thuggish paramilitary troops who do not have markings, because you don't have the courage to admit that you have effectively invaded cry mere, so you're doing it in this sur repetitious way. the best way to have dealt with this i think would have been to have negotiations, diplomacy, see what the people want, and if they want a special autonomous status, even if they wanted secession, maybe that's possible. but surely i cannot imagine that steve or anyone else would argue this is a good principle of
stream of forces, pressure is growing across ukraine with al jazeera's journalists covering key developments. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves for war. in kiev where there has already been so much bloodshed, people expressed their allegiance to ukraine and their defiance of russia. it's fighting rhetoric and for now, it still is only talk. people have been responding enthusiastically to the call to mobilize. here there are young men, there are older men. people with military experience. people without any military experience at all. but yo who still want to take p. we have visited a total of three stations in and around kiev and already in the first few hours several hundred people had enlisted. >> i know russia is powerful, they have nuclear weapon but on the other side we have our friends in europe and the united states who already claim the support. so we will fight until the end. >> this appears to be perhaps the one place ukraine's forces in crimea are putting up any resistance. behind these walls in paravalnia is a special forces base. the ukrainian flag is still up
snubbed by the oscars. >> first the standoff in ukraine's crimia, between moss scpo kiev appears to be escalating. russian military helicopters appear to be seep in the skies. ukraine's interim prime minister says the government will not bow to what he calls russian provocation. the russian pro-russian leader took control of the military and the police in sevastapol. report hoda abdel-hamid of 13 russian aircraft carrying unidentified troops. is it clear they are russian soldiers? >> well, according to the authorities in kiev they are russian authorities, even though russia denied the reports. when we asked the soldiers (played around the parliament building, "who are you?" the answer we get is no comment. the one thing we can say is it looks like the man who appeared in front of the airport here yesterday. they appear to have the same gear and weapons. just in front of them is a role of men who have an orange and back insignia showing their allegiance to russia. they say they are self-defense unit and are doing the same as what was happening in maydan. they say they are here to
a combat ready ukraine? >> that's the fear if kiev, and the latest from here is that the head of the state security and defense counsel has just emerged from a closed-door session of parliament to give a press conference in which he announced all reservists in ukraine are being called up. they are being mobilized and told to gather. he then said that the regular forces were on the highest level of combat alert, and he said that they had agreed to protect key installations. among these are nuclear plants, nuclear energy plants, which now will have increased security as a result of events down in the south in crimea. of course, there's also been incidents in the east of the country where there is equally a pro russian sympathy movement which has been attacking pro european so they are the key points from the press conference, from the head of security here in kiev. interestingly in his list, number two, is simply marked secret. >> very briefly, you mentioned unrest. i wondered if there were any obvious signs that unrest against the new interim government in kiev is spreading from the crimea
. and also a warning not to intervene in ukraine and the former president is hiding in russia. we will have more on today's developments in kiev. but first, lawrence lee is in crimea. >> there are attempts to turn the capital into a source of kiev but the reverse. the parliament building in the hands of heavily armed men protecting it from what they see as undemocratic forces. their support is not so many but eager to tell you they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries. today we support russian army because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police line staffed by just a handful of uncertain looking men didn't look very impressive. the small group proves just how unimpressive it was. the point being that they wanted to tell the armed group in charge of parliament that they were with them and that they were in control. >> so it is pretty obvious who is in charge here. the police line simply melted away as these people obviously said they wanted to hold the protest right in front of the buil
warning shots and stood face to face with ukraine soldiers. they were demanding the russians vacate the area. the tense standoff occurred just before secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to show support for ukraine's government. >> the united states reaffirms our commit to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine, a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea, president vladimir putin called the recent uprising an unconstitutional ciewp and said moscow -- coup and said moscow reserves the right to protect ukraine [ inaudible ] it will offer advisories to help with new elections. president obama has also been huddling with his staff about economic sanctions against russia that might convince putin to change course. world financial markets and russia's currency rebounded tuesday aft
. >> secretary of state john kerry will be on the ground here in ukraine in kiev later on today. expected to depart shortly from andrews air force base. we'll bring you that departure as it happens, i want to go to jim acosta at the white house. what is the latest in terms of diplomatic efforts on the u.s. front? >> president obama met with his national security advisers earlier this evening, they're not really looking at military options, at least according to what the white house is saying. they're focused on what can be done economically and diplomatically, you heard this talk over the weekend that u.s. and allies won't go to the g-8 summit this summer in russia. the u.s. is cancelling all military engagements that it has with the russians, that's a new step that took place this evening. you mentioned that secretary of state john kerry is heading over to kiev to talk about financial assistance that he is brings promises of from the united states and hopefully according to this white house from european allies, but the president believes that the world is on his side, not vladimir putin
guarantee for the ukraine. kerry also warned against intervention by russia. kiev inlcote is in independence square last night. he filed this report. >> welcome to kiev's independence square, a place that nearly a week after the ousting of former president yanukovych remains the center of power in this country. that is something that is very much on display today in independence square. on the stage, the politicians have come to present their candidates for the country's new government. to receive the people's blessing. distrust of politicians in this country runs very deep even when it comes to those politicians that were in the opposition to yanukovych that stood with the protesters here just a week ago. when you look around independence square, you quickly realize that the real power in kiev today is here with the people on the square. a constituency of maybe tens of thousands in a country of 45 million. who is calling the shots? right here, as far as i can tell, it looks like it is going to stay that way for some time. ryan chilcote, bloomberg. from have live pictures the ukrainian parli
chilcote, bloomberg, kiev. >> ryan is on the phone from kiev. ukraine is seeking international monitoring of events in crimea. lawmakers have approved a resolution to seek international monitoring as well. how likely is it that what is happening in crimea really does spin out of control? is a good question. all we can set this point is what is actually happening. this all started this morning when a second group of gunmen, or armed man if you will, appeared at the airport in a city in crimea. already another group of armed men inside the regional legislature there. areas unclear who these men . subsequently, we have heard from the country's president saying that there are russian troops moving around ukraine without coordination, without coordinating with the ukraine. as you say, asking for international assistance in monitoring events in crimea. there is speculation, and i underline the word speculation, that these troops are somehow related, or these armed men are somehow related to russia. as least as far -- at least as far as evidence, these are not russian troops. just as in the case
of what happened in kiev and in ukraine in general, there can only be one assessment. this was an anticonstitutional takeover and armed seizure of power. that was vladimir putin's view of what happened in kiev. as yanukovych slaughtered, i believe, 82 innocent civilians as well as wounding hundreds, and then he goes on to say, i would like to stress that under that agreement mr. yanukovych actually handed over power. obviously, yanukovych did not hand over power. he was driven from power by the good people who were tired of his corruption, were sick of his nepotism and his crony capitalism. anybody who believes anything good about mr. yanukovych should see the pictures of the home he had and the dacha that he was building that cost hundreds of millions of dollars. truly a man of the people. the parliament of president putin went on to say the current acting president -- talking about the acting president of ukraine -- is definitely not legitimate. there is only one legitimate president from a legal standpoint. yanukovych is the only undoubtedly legitimate president. a
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. is this the legitimate government of ukraine that's in kiev? if show, we should be saying it at every opportunity. and what made it legitimate and why is mr. yanukovych not legitimate? because that's putin's argument. and then, finally, i think you've got to really get down and look at the facts on the ground. and so i would like to see an assessment mission go in from the organization from security and cooperation in europe or maybe from nato itself. just some people who can go in and say, here's a report that the russians are on this border. are they there? what can you see behind it? because as this crisis escalates, which it might, the most important commodity is going to be on the ground, eyes on target, information. you can't get it necessarily from nsa, as good as nsa and as good as the satellite coverage is, you have to have people who can talk to each other on the ground. >> and president saakashvili just said the satellites were point there had, but it's not enough to get all the information you need. what about this point that he raises. what about the legitimate government? a lot of p
to be a part of independent ukraine. it considers what is happening in kiev a coup and believes that the people in kiev who are running the government are not legitimate. as you heard in jen's piece, some are saying that we shouldn't have russian soldiers, some are welcoming the russian soldiers, 60 or 70% of crimea is very much russian, there are 20 or 30% who look west. minorities. they do demand some kind of application from the government in kiev, and that's who they are looking for, for example now, but frankly the military is not giving it to them, the local government and nobody from the national government demonstrated an ability or willingness to defend the people looking to the west or kiev. now all power, it seems, in crimea switching to the east. >> they seem to be on their own. nick schifrin live for us. thank you. >> ukraine is preparing itself for a russian offensive. hundreds of men of all ages have gone to recruiting centres to volunteering their services. row is in kiev and spoke to some of them. >> ukrainians are preparing themselves for war. in kiev were there has already be
, but if you believe ministers in kiev, it could be very close. ukraine says russia has declared war and the countries are on the brink of disaster all because of whoo kiev does business with and unrest in crimea. western countries are pulling out of talks ahead of the g.a. summit in the russian city of sochi in june. >> we have to recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine has been violated, and this cannot be the way to conduct international affairs, and so in addition to calling yelled's emergency meeting of the u.n. security council, the united kingdom will join our g8 countries this week and suspending our cooperation under the g8, which russia chairs this year, including the preparation meetings this week for the preparation of the g8 summit. >> meanwhile, ukraine's military says he's calling up military reserve forces and wants them to be cam both ready as soon as possible. there are increasing reports of activity by unidentified gunmen and russian troops in crimea, including at a ukrainian base. there's a standoff between militia men and soldiers. they are
ukraine subordination. they realize they have no influence over the new authorities in kiev at all. and they have no tools that they can use at this point that would restore it apart were these extremely dramatic tools that no one in the west expected to employ. >> play not have expected it, but a huge concern, of course, particularly among the e.u. meetings in brussels today. part of that concern is into the the integrity of the ukraine. it's about what ukraine gives to the rest of the world. but in terms of global grain production. >> the grain is exported to crimea. >> the issue for the west as a whole is preserving what we took for granted to be the foundations of the post cold war order, which were agreed by russia in very significant documents in the early 1990's. making all of this inconceivable the problem for the e.u. is balancing effective action and utilityalation of strengths that we have that are greater than those that russia has at the moment. particularly in the economic area against the business interests that we have. the stakes that the e.u. has. for the u.s. it'
not be part. mr. obama is telling congress that he would like a package of humanitarian aid for ukraine. he's sending to kiev, secretary of state john kerry. if there's an obama plan to deal with putin, he hasn't made it public. >> senator diane finestien said i do not believe that threats means much to russia's leadership. >>> a ukranian man in the bay area is hoping a cross country tour in a unique car will help raise awareness about his country's fligplight. he's a circus performer. >> i change my mission to make sop fund raising for children that was apparent into this turmoil. suddenly it changes with russia into grand territory. >> reporter: he's also carrying a flag. he wants americans to sign in support of his em battled country. any proceeds will help families in need. >>> waves of water rushed over the parkway when a 12-inch pipe ruptured. it left the st. isabella school without water and cancelled classes for the day. students are scheduled to return to school tomorrow. >>> new problems for new jersey coming up. a winter blast slamming the east coast. we'll show you the storm tha
on ukraine. we will go to kiev and speak with the former president of georgia. -- whyt what he thinks he thinks the russian president cannot be trusted. ♪ >> welcome back to "the pulse," live on bloomberg television, radio, and streaming on your tablet, your phone, and bloomberg.com. >> let's go to manus cranny. ofwe are waiting for some the final emergency managers readings to come through in europe. the best thing that i read this morning was from the chief economist at morgan stanley, the risk of japification on this map. it is high and rising. there is a 35% risk of what happened in japan, putting off purchases. to thegest threat central bank, they have got to deal with that tomorrow. what will they do? do jews in the u.s., we are watching. u.s., we are the watching. s&p 500, we are waiting for the private payrolls add. -- adp. and the nonmanufacturing. back to you. >> thank you very much indeed. still to come, the best in luxury and technology join forces. ari and applerr collaborate. >> and you can follow both of us on twitter. we will see you in a couple of minutes. ♪ . . . >>
control as a potential putin game plan. and in kiev today the president of georgia warned ukraine's government that it should prepare for the worst and do it quickly. as more russian forces continue to deploy in crimea taking care of ferry terminals and as eastern ukraine threaten more violence, some say this could quickly escalate. >> this could end up as a full fledge war in eastern europe. this hasn't been more threatening since the balkans in the 1990s. this threatens peace in our time this in the european continent. >> shown he has made his own calculations and to this crisis he has so far only brought the hard power levers of military threat. this pay be a very big roll of the dice. >> if he's betting anything, he's betting that the west will not respond and that he will be able to achieve this and that ukraine will go along with this. and will not ris. esist. those are huge bets, high-risk strategy and events will determine whether he was right or wrong. >> who is putin listening to? analysts suggest a very close circle of advisors which may not even include his economic te
from kiev. >> here in the ukraine's capital, a fledging government is urning the russians leave and at the same time suring up the damaged economy. the new prime minister spoke to business leaders in kiev. >> the economy has become a hostage of the security situation that we have in ukraine. you know that the russians neighbors are aggressions toward ukraine. >> while ukraine is hoping to rebuild the economy, a skiddish market is dealing a blow the russian's economy, their stock market losing $58 billion in a day. the western leaders are looking at economic leverage as the best response to russian's actions. still the russians have the boots on the ground and seem to be calling the shots. president putin inspected the russian boots by therd border. the russians are saying that the war games were planned months ago. ukraine is beefing up the security along the borders of the country away from crimea and the eastern areas also pap ewe lated with many of the ethnic russians and that is why the russian foreign minister is moscow's concern. >> this is a question of defending the citi
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. >> not just kiev, western part of ukraine. all these mobsters looking from -- >> don't you think this has an internal conflict, an internal ukrainian conflict to be managed by ukrainians? >> that's true. this is exactly the position of russian authorities. that kiev has nothing to do with moscow. that this is internal conflict. ukraine was deeply divided country. and deeply divided nation. >> sure. >> this is practically two nations and two countries. and in case, this was my early warning, i am dealing with this problem for 25 years. and i warned, the day when nationalists will capture the power in kiev. >> as that's what you feel has happened here? good and this is the gij of the end of ukrainian statehood because the first action dks. >> why are they nationalist and people who saw for their own lives in their own futures a closer alliance from europe and moscow and russia? >> usually president putin say this many times. let's separate flies on burgers. because flies on burgers are not good. because on kiev, a lot of honest people people were dissatisfied of the situation and the countr
.n. there is an u.n. envoy robert suri who has been in ukraine. he tried to make a trip from ukraine to--or from kiev to crimea to try to mediate the situation. that was certainly an effort supported by some around the security table. ththe ambassador said that was n important meeting. he was not welcomed to crimea. instead he's going geneva to brief ban ki-moon the u.n. secretary general. starting on monday there is the high level segment of the u.n. human rights council. not to do with this, but i it is where lots of world leaders will be gathered including the russian foreign minister. now relations between western leaders and russians are not good in the best of times, but it's known that those two have a particular rapport the russian foreign minister and the american secretary of state. >> we'll leave it there. so what is russia going to do? any idea at this stage if they're going to go in? >> well, that all depends on one man. that man is vladimir putin. he is, of course, the president of russia, but he is also the commander in chief of the military. so now that the upper house of parliam
intervention in ukraine. >> from crimea, kiev, moscow and washington our correspondents are on the ground with the very latest. >>> eye of the storm. the huge weather system slamming the west coast with dangerous landslides and heavy flooding, part of a massive system sweeping across the country. >>> plus after the oscar, the homeless teen story leads to an academy award. one year later she joins us to talk about her life now. we have a lot to get to tonight. the situation in ukraine's crimea region is very fluid this hour. it's also extremely dangerous. here's what we know. u.s. officials say they are seeing signs of troops moving in from russia. washington is talking with its allies in europe about the consequences. u.s. citizens should postpone all nonessential travel to ukraine. tonight we have extraordinary video that speaks to the growing crisis in crimea. this cell phone video shows what appears to be russian military helicopters flying over crimea towards the city of serm ferm, one of the areas seized by the government. al jazeera is committed to covering this story. our in-depth
in ukraine, several fast moving developments on the ground as secretary of state john kerry landed in kiev this morning. the new video showing him with ukraine's acting president has the white house lays out its economic plan to bolster ukraine's finances. >>> next hour at home, president obama puts his money where his mouth is, unveiling a budget that backs up his income inequality message that backs young children and universal e pre-k. and it has been a winter of extreme cold, record snow. has the deep freeze changed how americans are spending? >>> we begin with the white house confronting major challenges on the domestic and international fronts. the president next hour will unveil a nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school in washington, as they battle with republicans over the economy and income inequality. overseas, secretary of state john kerry has arrived in the ukrainian capital of kiev, where he just met with the acting president. he's there to show support for the country's embattled government, which includes a billion dollars in aid. a new sign of aggression, russi
of the last days in ukraine. ukrainians told me yesterday in kiev how desperately they want a government that has the consent of the people. and an economy that gives them a chance to be able to live just like everybody else. i told the story of a person who had been to australia, who came back and said, we just want to be able to live the way other people live, the way we've seen them live. well, today our fellow foreign ministers and i met separately with our ukrainian counterpart, the foreign minister, and our russian counterpart, foreign minister lavrov, and we met as a group also. a group of concerned countries. we agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with russia, with the ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis. and those intentions are intentions that are shared exactly as i have described them between russia, the united states, the european countries, and ukrainians who were here. all parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue. the united states,
. it seems the whole of ladies vying for power in kiev comes straight out to ukraine's financial elites control of a aunty kiev. and we're just learning that the un security council will hold another emergency meeting on the crisis in ukraine on monday of next week. this time at the request of russia this'll be the third security council meeting held as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country. our tees on the stasi a truck and takes a look at the ladies from the new land and how the media is interpreting the crisis would you feel the rush of its iggy she said she said as the war of words peeks over the ukrainian crisis. due to the informant shop and ukrainian territory was truly humbling process and dubbed it the aggressor long before sending troops to ukraine was even considered jacqui what's in my teens even the likes of discredited politicians like former georgian president to weigh in on the situation eases us. they need to rush out the team that guy by the media. the older each year and double duty the moment. or better. it was the meanest one while the last acts as if demo
with a clear intention of repeating what's in kiev, what has been happening in the western part of ukraine. they want to replace the regional government. so that has created great concern in the eastern part of the country, especially in the republic of crimea. so in these circumstances, the head of the ministers, mr. axion in crimea made a statement. today this was referenced by mr. eliason. i will quote the statement "in spite of the agreement which was achieved by the central authorities, there cannot be a change of the security without the agreement of the council and the republic of crimea the violation of the constitution and the violation of laws on the police yesterday, the 28th of february, and the beginning of the police action has meant that in these -- in this -- in crimea with the people that are there that are trying to control the situation and the territory, because of the situation there has been disorder and with use of weapons. so then the statement i'll quote now that was issued today by the minister of foreign affairs of russia. the night of march 1st some unknown peop
[ inaudible ] loyalty to ukraine. our chain of command goes all the way back to kiev. and when you ask them, is there some pressure on you especially by people in the area to switch sides and they say which government? and that's one of the issues here. the regional government is a government that nobody knows in the sense you have these armed men pick up the parliament, then some mp's were let inside, and then you have this new prime minister who is the m man -- leader of a party, who actually only got 4% in the new elections. so there are questions of who are these knew authorities in charge, and the ukrainians saying we are not going to surrender to this government because we simply don't know who they are. >> reporter: the ukrainians [ inaudible ] were met with russian gunfire. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: shots fired into the air warning the troops to stay back. hey, we're local too the men shout and then . . . >> reporter: the ukrainians carry a soviet flag from the second world war, as if reminding the russians there was a time when these two sides were fighting together. >> reporter: bu
continuing coverage of the crisis in ukraine. shepard smith is on the ground in kiev and joins us with the latest. i know we have a little bit of a delay, so if people can bear with us, we look forward to hearing your update. go ahead. >> well, i'm standing behind me is the square where all of this unraveled, beginning back in november, and then continued in a more fiery way in independence square here in kiev. they shut the lights off at 11:00 local time building by building and area by area. they all went down, we don't know if to save electricity or something else. it's pitch black on a foggy and cold night. there's still people in independence square, we took pictures from my iphone. people are coming here to mourn those who died in this uprising. think of it, i have been listening to your conversation and it's all politics and oil, but for so many people here, this is about we are ukrainian. we heard that our president is going to align with the russians, and we didn't like it. we protested in the streets, and eventually, the government came out and murdered our neighbors and
now when a group assembles in kiev, marking the anniversary, they will celebrate ukraine's political sovereignty and economic rebirth with more chance that thanks to the united states. so, in what shape should this support? first, we need to stand together in the next week to deliver serious financial assistance to ukrainian economy that is weak and growing weaker as this crisis persists. a $1 billion aid package is a good start, but our real work must happen within the structures of the imf, which can provide potentially tens of billions of dollars necessary to make ukrainian economic shift. while ukraine does need to undergo economic and budget reforms from within, i would caution the imf to be gentle and the timing of the conditions applied. difficult steps need to be undertaken to raise as gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough pleased so these reforms don't strangle a nation. today dealing with threats to its very existence. second, crimea. russia has invaded ukraine. make the mistake. they have done so in violation of the united nations c
in defiance of kiev's interim leaders. mean while, ukraine's currency fell again. its value has plunged 20% so far this year. now, after appeals from kiev for financial help, an international monetary fund fact finding team is preparing to go to ukraine in the coming days. and just tonight, according to dow jones, the economic minister says there's no risk of imminent economic collapse. >>> heavy discounting during the holiday shopping season paid off for the gap. that's where we begin tonight's market focus. the clothing giant which operates gap, old navy and banana republic reported better than expected earnings after the closing bell, but revenues were a tad light. and the retailer's full year outlook was weaker than forecast. and that sent the stock lower initially. shares closed the regular session at $43.68. also reporting earnings after the bell tonight, decker, the maker of uggs boots posted better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter but said the current quarter would not meet current wall street projections. that sent shares lower initially after the closing bell
ukraine president fled kiev. russia is ready to use all means to protect russians in ukraine and putin accused the west of encouraging protesters and driving them to anarchy. secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev. the united states and top allies are deciding whether to slap russia with sanctions for the military takeover of crimea. putin says sanctions will backfire on the west. you can stay on the rising crisis in ukraine by following our twitter feed at abc7 news. >> the city council of bay area will discuss hiring of a police officer for a substation for facebook at wood haven at the cost of $200,000 a year. the officer helps local schools increase safety and work in the area's large businesses like facebook to improve security. >>> a new york city congressman has a new bill requiring a kill switch on smart 15s to deter cell phone shift. the commissioner calls this the largest growing crime in america. they accounted if what of all robberies in san francisco last year. the d.a. in san francisco was among the first to urge phone companies to install a kill switch. we have mo
-- in kiev. warrant was issued for the mass murders of protesters there. ukraine's acting president has warned that russia's black sea fleet should not leave port in crimea or it will be seen by ukraine as an act of aggression. that followed vladimir putin's demand on wednesday for combat readiness drill of the russian military. the u.s. has warned russia against making a grave mistake with any military action. nato has also warned against any military action. on.let's move the european parliament is expected to give the green light for the lifting of the visa requirements for the people of mold over. moldova.d o-- of moldova has an association agreement with vicki you -- with the e.u. amnesty international says in some cases the kate -- killing of palestinian forces by israelis could constitute a war crime. troops have killed dozens of palestinians in the last three years. only one israel he soldier has been convicted of causing rock -- wrongful death. >> excessive and reckless -- -- that is amnesty amnesty international's verdict on the level of force used in the west bank over the pa
to the latest from crisis hit ukraine a group of heavily armed men have reportedly taking over two airports in the ukrainian region of crimea. kiev wrestling moscow for seven occupation of the progress or region despite the assurances of non interference from the crumbling of police reports. ukraine century minister arson have a comp has accused russia of an armed invasion denouncing the move as a violation of international agreements avid costs and the large force of arm and we cleaned our russian soldiers. i read it the saddest opal military airport in ukraine's region of crime euro on friday morning. the airport is located near russia's black sea fleet naval base eyewitnesses say the man dressed in full battle gear carrying assault rifles and russia flanks to control the airport backed by armored vehicles. the other main crimean airport in st de paul was also occupied on friday by armed men who also appear to be pro russia malaysia. he remains unclear whether the seizure is the initial stage of a larger military operation corporate simply this is all ukrainian forties from exerting great
from the ukrainian capital. >> john, kiev is a very troubled city. the army that russia has on ukraine's border to the north and to the east. as a result kiev has sent security forces along those borders and certainly to the border crossing. the fear that kiev has is that russia may try to send in agitators, a kind of fifth column to set things up should there be an escalation of tensions. they've also been speaking to business leaders here. even though there's a threat of war there, there is a real understanding in keybank that they have to get the government functioning. -- in kiev that they have to get the government functioning. to try to get them to chip in. all the wile the international community is looking to what they can do. there's talk of travel restrictions for the russians. and there's the expected arrival of secretary of state john kerry who many ukrainians hope will be carrying with him a stimulus package. >> many say it's the american foreign policy who shares in the blame. john mccain, a vocal critic of the policy. >> secretary of state john kerry has no idea what the
. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 1:00 p.m. in kiev. capital of ukraine. a country, its own prime minister says is on the brink of disaster. there are calls for international observers to be sent in to monitor what is an extremely notable standoff where ukrainian and russian forces have come face to face. the foreign secretary of britain william hague is in kiev. he issued a clear warning about moving troops on ukrainian soil. russian counterparts have said moscow intervened because russian citizens's lives were under threat. >> the pride of the ukrainian navy ripped from the wall of the staff headquarters by a pro russian crowd fast losing patience the the base is surrounded by russian soldiers. and yesterday this man, admiral, head of the ukrainian navy switched sides swearing his allegiance to crimea and moscow. today he returned urging others to follow him. but he underestimates the resolve of his successor standing next to him and the men and women he once commanded. together in defiance they sung the ukrainian anthem. ukraine has not yet died, nor has her glor
that transpired in kiev he signaled that he did and he would like to if he could in ukraine, ask for the forgiveness of the people. the three faces of a man who is now in russia and spoken to vladimir putin by telephone but that he hadn't asked for any rgs assistance. as if he could, again, this is a man rather in denial that he is out of power. >> is that the sense there in ukraine that he has lost all legitimacy? you have been there on the ground now talking to people. what are they saying? who do they think their leader is? >> well, again, this is a split country. i think it's without question that he has certainly lost legitimacy in the west country, which is the major half if you like, revolutionaries are in power in kiev and he is out of the country. and swiss authorities are investigating him and his son for money laundering. so the chances really of viktor yanukovych coming back here are slim. so there is still a political crisis in ukraine. it is now centered here on crimea because this is the area that has traditionally been under russian influence and if you like, russ
of kiev in ukraine was one of the signatories of the ladder another was rabbi michael composed and of the nair attended reform synagogue and temporal all which was vandalized during the russian invasion with anti semitic or fiji including swastika. a post and tell the time to natural that while the attack was anti semitic an eight year it was not likely carried out by a member of any far right party because the almonds were botched composed in state canceled prayers on saturday's march first in an effort to keep its members out of danger zone. ukrainian nationalists have denied allegations that anti semitism telling jewish leaders and israeli diplomats that their movements reject anti semitism and did a phobia. renowned french author bernard henri levy meanwhile has come out of his way to get by the kremlin propaganda that the three month protest on independence square in kiev signaled a return to fascism. according to levy the only signs of anti semitism came from and derek and riot police who denounced the putative jewish origin of the protest leaders similar sentiments were
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. >> reporter: then came ukraine. after revolution in kiev, russian tanks, choppers and troops moved into crimea. an older, darker image of russian power. but putin has done this before. 2008, russian troops invade the neighboring nation of georgia. he claims he is defending ethnic russians there. the same rationale for the move in ukraine. the u.s. and oourn european allies object, but six years later, russian troops remain in georgia. and now he is telling the world he is willing tose conflict with the u.s. and the west. >> we are on the edge of the not cold war, but we're on the edge. >> reporter: here's why. ukraine is divided. kiev and the rest of the country yearn to join europe and the u.s. and forge a different future. while in crimea and the east where so many ethnic russians live, they look to moscow. and they have used crimea as a major russian naval base for 200 years. on friday, obama tried to send his own message to putin. >> there'll be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: hours later, russian troops were on the move and putin was there. >> it's clear that mayb
black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe even sanctions together but also to work together and how these nations might support ukraine. deb. >> so john kerry spoke today saying russia cannot get away with this. is that, i suppose, short of the
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